1400s Stirling Old Bridge. Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe.
Stirling Old Bridge on the River Forth was built in the 1400s or 1500s to replace a succession of timber bridges. Sir William Wallace and Sir Andrew Moray defeated Edward I's forces at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. In the Jacobite Rising of 1745, an arch was removed to forestall Bonnie Prince Charlie’s forces as they marched south. Today it is one the best medieval masonry arch bridges in Scotland. Once the capital of Scotland, Stirling controlled a strategic position (until the 1890s) as the lowest bridging point of the River Forth before it broadens towards the Firth of Forth, making it the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. One of the principal royal strongholds of the Kingdom of Scotland, Stirling was created a royal burgh by King David I in 1130.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download